Teaching reading fluency can be a daunting task for both young readers and teachers alike. But if you’re planning to help a rising reader who has just begun knowing letters and words then it is a part of the ins and outs of reading.
If you notice your kid trying to read and pronounce difficult words and you see them losing interest in every next sentence, you may think to yourself, “What am I missing when it comes to teaching them?” If you are familiar with this question and have already asked yourself, join the club.
Do you remember when your child spoke his first word? Do you recall their struggle with pronouncing their “Ths” and “Ls”? Obviously, nearly every child experience that. Kids learn to read and improve their reading fluency in the same way as they learn to talk. However, it’s your responsibility to help them practice and become fluent readers.
Fun Teaching Reading Fluency Ideas
1. Begin with anchor charts
When introducing the basics of reading fluency, you will never feel any shortage. Place anchor charts around your home or homeschool room to help your child memorize the important rule like vowel blends, silent E, and soft and hard C & G.
2. Color in the things starting with the letter
Additionally, getting the hang of the beginning sounds is a great way to get your child comfortable with reading. For example, have your child color the words that begin with a similar sound on these beautiful activity sheets from The Measured Mom.
3. Make words with the help of a chart containing beginning sounds
4. Help them learn with clip wheels
5. Slap the sound
6. Walk over it
7. Play the swap one game
8. Toss and Mix with plastic cups
9. Blend and match cups to create words
Did you just have a gathering and have some cups remaining? Well, label them with words or letters, then mix them and make a complete word. This is a particularly fun way to work on sight words on CVC.
Another great way to help your child read smoothly is to use their fingers to scoop. Teach your child to scoop their fingers under sets of words to make phrases within the sentence.
Overall, teaching reading fluency can be fun for parents, teachers, and of course, children! Since kids learn best through play, it is important to incorporate fun activities into their learning. Let us know in the comments below which activity you tried with your child!